[Show abstract][Hide abstract] ABSTRACT: The radial forearm free flap, highly regarded in head and neck reconstructive surgery, is known to be one of the most reliable and versatile flaps. The microsurgery is usually easy to perform due to large vessels and a long pedicle; the double superficial and deep venous networks allow many microsurgical options. The sensory nerve coaptation, still debated for weight-bearing foot reconstruction and its sensory restoration, has recently undergone technical refinements. The authors review the microsurgical options for microvascular anastomosis and for sensory restoration.
Journal of Plastic Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery 11/2008; 62(1):5-10. · 1.44 Impact Factor
[Show abstract][Hide abstract] ABSTRACT: Phyllode tumors of the breast are fibroepithelial tumors similar to fibroadenomas but with a predominant conjunctive tissue component. They are rare with an incidence of less than 1% of all breast neoplasms. They can be divided in three categories: benign, borderline, malignant. The Authors report the case of a 53 years old woman who presented an exceptional 6.5 kg phylloid tumor of the left mamma. The diagnostic strategies, the surgical total mastectomy procedure with anterior thoracic parietectomy and the surgical reconstructive treatment are described.
Annali italiani di chirurgia 80(6):475-8. · 0.29 Impact Factor